Measuring Time is Critical to Making Money

Measuring Time is Critical to Making Money

Written by: Paul Hogendoorn, MEE Cluster Digital Transformation Specialist Most of us have heard the term “time is money” used mostly by people that sell their services based on time. In manufacturing, time really is money, so to improve as a company, its very...

Four Areas to Adopt Digital Technologies

Four Areas to Adopt Digital Technologies

Written by: Paul Hogendoorn, MEE Cluster Digital Transformation Specialist There are many conversations today about “digital transformation” and adopting digital technologies in your manufacturing operation. There’s also a lot of confusion, uncertainty, hesitancy, and...

Alberta Labour Shortage – Lean Can Help

Alberta Labour Shortage – Lean Can Help

Written by Bruce Ennis, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, MEE Cluster Process Improvement Guru In a story aired on November 25, Gary Manku of Altex Industries told CTV news welding companies are having trouble bidding on projects because “they can’t find enough...

What is Smart Manufacturing?

What is Smart Manufacturing?

Written by Sarah Olson for the MEE Cluster Smart Manufacturing is digital systems integrated into manufacturing at all levels. It begins with bringing analog data into a digital database. By analyzing data from all the steps in a manufacturing process (including...